7 killed in rain-triggered accidents in Pakistan

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-01 18:58:32|Editor: xuxin
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ISLAMABAD, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Seven people were killed and 11 others injured in separate incidents of roof collapse due to torrential rains in Pakistan's east Punjab and northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provinces on Tuesday, local reports said.

Two people were killed and seven others injured when a residential building collapsed in Lahore, the capital city of Punjab, Samaa News reported, adding that at least four people were still trapped in the debris.

Local authorities, who visited the site following the incident, told media that the building was in a dilapidated condition, and they had time and again issued advisory to vacate it, foreseeing the unlucky incident that happened on Tuesday, but residents did not pay heed.

The injured people were shifted to a nearby hospital, while the rescue for the trapped is going on in the area.

In two separate incidents in Mardan district of KP, five people were killed in roof collapses. Four people have also been injured and were shifted to hospital.

According to the country's National Disaster Management Authority, over 230 people were killed and 180 others injured in rain-triggered accidents in the country from July to September this year.